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Responsibility in the Sight of Allah

Any responsibility ends in front of Him, because He didn't create us as a joke: (We showed him the way: whether he be grateful or ungrateful (rests on his will). (Holy Qur'an: 76:3). There is no way of attainting salvation unless by following the right path: (Guide us to the straight way. The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who do not go astray) (Holy Qur'an: 1:6-7). Thus, answering these three questions can outline our responsibility -as youth - towards our Creator: Of what? In what? To what?

Of what? This is a special question about our knowledge of Allah…for we have known Him in a general knowledge, but we are in need of knowing Him in more details; from His signs in the universe and His signs in the Holy Book. The more our knowledge of Allah increases, the more our faith, love and obedience in Him increase.

In what? This is a question on the purpose of creation; did He create us in order to punish us? Did He bring us into existence in order to play a certain drama, then after the play we all depart? Or is the purpose much higher above these?

This is a great building…every one of us has a role to play in bringing a piece of block or blocks… and there is the role of the engineer…. And also there are those who want to destroy the building or not to leave it to reach its completion stage. Thus, a great work cannot be without problems and difficulties; repairing here, patching there, rebuilding here and completing there.

To what? This question deals with direction and destiny…to where are we being taken? Are we in a ship disturbed by waves without knowing where it is heading? Or is there a lamp that is lighting our way? By answering this question it means we have known our responsibility in the sight of Allah, while starting on the way and while reaching the destination.

Therefore, your responsibility in the sight of Allah is based on the capability given to you from intellect, body, soul, spirit and His guidance to you in the ways of faith, action and favors. The way of knowing this responsibility can be achieved through: Intellect, Allah's book, the traditions of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) and the high feeling of responsibility.

Adapted from the book: "Youth Aspiration Towards Responsibility" by:  "Al Balagh Foundation"

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